Attacks on the Press
Marion County Record office

Kansas Paper and Its Publisher Sue Over Police Raids. They Say Damages Exceed $10M

The lawsuit accuses the city of Marion, the Marion County Commission and five current and former local officials of violating free press rights.

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Marion County Record office

Third Employee of Kansas Newspaper Sues Over Police Raid That Sparked Firestorm

The suit alleges that officers entered the building with a search warrant that “unconstitutionally targeted the Record and its staff” over their newsgathering.

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FBI headquarters building is seen in Washington

Judge Holds Veteran Journalist in Civil Contempt for Refusing To Divulge Source

Legal fights over whether journalists should have to divulge sources are rare, though they’ve arisen several times in the last couple of decades in Privacy Act cases.

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People rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Settles Lawsuit Alleging Police Harassed Journalists Covering Floyd Protests

Several journalists reported being struck by less-lethal munitions and being herded and detained while covering protests.

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A Reporter Is Suing a Kansas Town and Various Officials Over a Police Raid on Her Newspaper

The reporter's suit claims she was deprived of her press and speech freedoms and the protection from unreasonable police searches guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

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Kansas Lawmakers Want a Report on Last Year’s Police Raid of a Newspaper

Thirty-five Democrats and 10 Republicans in the Kansas House introduced a resolution condemning the Aug. 11 raid of the Marion County Record’s offices.

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The U.S. Capitol Building is stormed by a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6, 2021

Fox News Pushes Back on Reporter’s Claim He Was Fired for Challenging Jan. 6 Coverage

The lawsuit said the reporter was fired as part of a “purge” of employees who refused to only report information that would “appease” Donald Trump and his supporters.

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NewsNation journalist Evan Lambert arrested

Journalist Sues Ohio City Over Arrest During Live Television Broadcast

Evan Lambert, a Washington, D.C.- based correspondent for the television network NewsNation, claimed the arrest violated his First Amendment rights.

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